Here is the story ... I created this suitcase to hold my Vacation Smashbook (posted earlier this year), but I never finished it. This month I joined a challegne to 'create a suitcase.' I decided it would be a good opportunity to finish it up. I never dreamed it would recieve the amazing feedback that it did and I am still amazed! Thank you everyone! I hadn't written the pattern before I posted it but was compelled to write it quickly, as many wanted the pattern/tutorial.
update (3.25.15): video tutorial on you tube now!
Thanks again for your support!
The blue, green, and vintage flowers I made using Tamra Merrill method, link to that tutorial is here.
Credits: DCWV "the Travel Adventure Stack"
Embellishments: sm flowers and metal clock "Paper Studio," camera charm "7 Gypsies," stickers "Me and My Big Ideas," number plate and buckles "Tim Hotlz."